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Moontide (1942)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 22, 2017

US / 95 minutes / bw / TCF Dir: Archie Mayo, Fritz Lang (uncredited) Pr: Mark Hellinger Scr: John O’Hara, Nunnally Johnson (uncredited) Story: Moon Tide (1940) by Willard Robertson Cine: Charles Clarke, Lucien Ballard (uncredited) Cast: Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains, Jerome read more

Phantom of Chinatown (1940)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 18, 2017

US / 62 minutes / bw / Monarch Dir: Phil Rosen Pr: Paul Malvern Scr: Joseph West Story: Ralph Bettinson Based on: characters created by Hugh Wiley in 12 stories published 1934–38 in Collier’s Magazine Cine: Fred Jackman Jr Cast: Keye Luke, Lotus Long, Grant Withers, Charles Miller, Huntley Gordon, read more

Last Job, The (2014)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 15, 2017

UK / 25 minutes / color / Landa Dir & Scr & Cine: Luke Tedder Pr: Luke Tedder, Ben Probert Cast: Ben Probert, Erick Hayden, Rachel Marquez, Josh Reeve, Josh Probert, Luke Tedder, Lewis Dowton, Elliot Ward, Phil Probert, Charley Probert. Detective Adam Fowler (Ben Probert) is leading the tea read more

Dick Barton Strikes Back (1949)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 11, 2017

UK / 68 minutes / bw / Hammer, Ted Kavanagh Associated, Exclusive Dir: Godfrey Grayson Assoc Pr: Anthony Hinds, Mae Murray Scr: Elizabeth Baron, Ambrose Grayson Story: Ambrose Grayson, based on characters created for Dick Barton—Special Agent (1946–51 BBC radio series), devised by Norman Collins read more

Dick Barton at Bay (1950)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 8, 2017

UK / 68 minutes / bw / Marylebone–Hammer, Exclusive Dir: Godfrey Grayson Pr: Henry Halsted Scr: Jackson C. Budd, Ambrose Grayson, Emma Trechman Story: Ambrose Grayson, based on characters created for Dick Barton—Special Agent (1946–51 BBC radio series), devised by Norman Collins and scripted by read more

o/t: Robert Osborne

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 6, 2017

Just a note to record my sadness on learning just now of the death of movie scholar and historian Robert Osborne (May 3 1932–March 6 2017), for many years the “face” of Turner Classic Movies. One of those people of whom I’ve never heard a bad word spoken, he gave expert introducti read more

Dick Barton: Special Agent (1948)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 3, 2017

vt Dick Barton, Detective UK / 69 minutes / bw / Marylebone-Hammer, Exclusive Dir: Alfred Goulding Pr: Henry Halsted Scr: Alan Stranks, Alfred Goulding Based on: Dick Barton—Special Agent (1946–51 BBC radio series), devised by Norman Collins and scripted by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb Cine: read more

o/t: February’s leisure reading

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 1, 2017

Not a classic crop of reads during February, but there were some definite goodies, like the Williams, the Nielsen, the Bank and the Tey, while there was a lot to like about the Rankin, the Wentworth and the Wright . . . Hm. Maybe the month was better than I thought. The links are as always to my oft read more

Bande à Bonnot, La (1968)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 1, 2017

vt Les Anarchistes; vt Bonnot’s Gang France / 86 minutes / color plus some bw / Intermondia, Kinesis, Mega, Valoria Dir: Philippe Fourastié Pr: Jean-Paul Guibert Scr: Jean Pierre Beaurenaut, Pierre Fabre, Rémo Forlani, Philippe Fourastié, Marcel Jullian Cine: Alain Levent Cast: Jacques Brel, Bruno read more

Hair Raising Oscar telecast and Get Out on Monday Morning Diary (February 27)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 27, 2017

##Thanks to the party thrown by the extraordinarily generous Sam and Lucille Juliano of the amazing movies’n’otherstuff site Wonders in the Dark, we had a great Oscars Night . . . and too much excellent food. Just as I was realizing I could eat not one mouthful more, along came the homem read more

36 Saints (2013)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 25, 2017

US / 82 minutes / color / SC Global Media, Active Fox Dir: Eddy Duran Pr: Joey Dedio Scr: Joey Dedio, Jeffrey De Serrano Cine: Isidro Urquia Cast: Franky G, Jeffrey De Serrano, Britne Oldford, Tyrone Brown, Matthew Daddario, Aja Naomi King, Chris Riggi, Alesandra Assante, Laverne Cox, Allan Louis, J read more

Paris After Dark (1943)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 22, 2017

US / 85 minutes / bw / TCF Dir: Léonide Moguy Pr: André Daven Scr: Harold Buchman Story: Georges Kessel Cine: Lucien Andriot Cast: George Sanders, Philip Dorn, Brenda Marshall, Madeleine LeBeau, Marcel Dalio, Robert Lewis, Henry Rowland, Gene Gary, Curt Bois, Michael Visaroff, Ann Codee, Jean Del read more

o/t: a great man

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 20, 2017

I must be the last person on the planet to realize that Sidney Poitier is 90 today. Happy birthday to the great man! I was thinking to myself that it was a shame he made so few movies of noirish interest, but then I went and checked in my Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir and discovered there read more

The Dummy Talks (1943)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 18, 2017

UK / 82 minutes / bw / British National, Anglo–American Dir: Oswald Mitchell Pr: Wallace Orton Scr: Michael Barringer Story: Con West, Jack Clifford Cine: James Wilson Cast: Jack Warner, Claude Hulbert, G.H. Mulcaster, Beryl Orde, Ivy Benson, John Carol, Evelyn Darvell, Max Earl, Gordon Edwards, Man read more

The Black Raven (1943)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 15, 2017

US / 61 minutes / bw / Sigmund Neufeld Productions, PRC Dir: Sam Newfield Pr: Sigmund Neufeld Scr: Fred Myton Cine: Robert Cline Cast: George Zucco, Noel Madison, Byron Foulger, Robert Middlemass, Charlie Middleton, Robt. Randall, Wanda McKay, Glenn Strange, I. Stanford Jolley. Years ago Amos Bradf read more

Suspense (1913)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 11, 2017

US / 10 minutes / bw / Rex Dir: Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley Scr: Lois Weber Story: Au Téléphone (1902 play; vt At the Telephone) by André de Lorde Cast: Lois Weber, Valentine Paul, Douglas Gerard, Sam Kaufman, Lule Warrenton. A short but—just as it says on the label—surprisingly suspenseful read more

Une Journée Bien Remplie, ou Neuf Meurtres Insolites dans une Même Journée par un Seul Homme Dont Ce n’est pas le Métier (1973)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 8, 2017

vt A Full Day’s Work France, Italy / 86 minutes / color / Cinétel, EIA, Président, Valoria, BAC Dir & Scr: Jean-Louis Trintignant Pr: Jacques-Éric Strauss Cine: William Lubtchansky Cast: Jacques Dufilho, Luce Marquand, Franco Pesce, Albin Guichard, Andrée Bernard, Louis Malignon, T. Requenae, read more

Rédemption (2013)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 4, 2017

Canada / 115 minutes / color / Desperado Dir & Scr: Joel Gauthier Pr: Claudine Garant, Roger Morin, Joel Gauthier Cine: Olivier Arends Leblanc Cast: Patrice Godin, Joel Gauthier, Isabelle O’Brien, France Pilotte, Valérie Roy, Roberto Mei, Marc Fournier, Zoé Béliveau, Mathieu Dufresne, Julien read more

o/t: leisure reading during January 2017

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 2, 2017

Several real goodies here, I’m pleased to say. The links are as usual to my often hasty Goodreads notes. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twi read more

Gang Smashers (1938)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 1, 2017

vt Gun Moll US / 59 minutes / bw / Toddy Dir: Leo C. Popkin Pr: Harry M. Popkin Scr: Hazel Barnes Jamieson, Phil Dunham, Zella Young Story: Ralph Cooper Cine: Robert Cline Cast: Nina May McKinney (i.e., Nina Mae McKinney), Lawrence Criner, Monte Hawley, Mantan Moreland, Reginald Fenderson, Eddie Tho read more
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